Caitlyn Bednarek, M.Ed, CHES®

Account Manager

Caitlyn, Communications Officer at Articularis Healthcare Group, joined Low Country Rheumatology in March 2017 as Director of Patient Education and Advocacy. Although her title has since changed, she continues to work with patients and acts as a liaison between Low Country Rheumatology, the community, and media to enhance knowledge and awareness of rheumatologic issues.

Caitlyn holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (M.Ed) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education with a minor in Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse and is additionally recognized as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®). Caitlyn is a member of the American College of Rheumatology’s Association of Rheumatology Professionals.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she fled the Midwest for warmer weather! In her spare time, she enjoys being active, exploring the outdoors, reading, cooking and spending time with her two cats.

Physician Leadership Team

Jennifer K. Murphy, M.D.

Physician Director / Medical Officer

Gregory W. Niemer M.D.

Physician Director / Medical Officer

Colin C. Edgerton, M.D.

Chairman, ARN
Physician Director / Medical Officer

Gary E. Fink M.D.

Physician Director

Clarence W. Legerton III M.D.

Physician Director

Meet The Team


Michael Cooper


Deb Mauk

Chief Operating Officer

Timothy Hewson, JD

General Counsel


Sarah McClain, MBA

Director, Strategy & Innovation

Brody Williamson, MSHA, MBA

Operational Strategy Administrator

Val Paz Dugarte

Operations Manager

Accounting & Finance

Katrina DeLuca, MBA, CPA, CFE, CIA

Director of Accounting & Tax

Nick Stoltmann, MBA, CPA

Director of Finance, Revenue Strategy, & Payor Contracting

Wendy Cordray, CPC, CRC

Director of Patient Finances

Jessica Pontieri

Revenue Cycle Manager


Karen McKerihan, MSN, NP-C

Infusion Director


Ashley Neal

Senior Manager, Prior Authorization

Marketing & Communications

Morgan Grubbs, ICPP

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Information Technology

Phil Gansz

Director of Information Technology

Travis Wilson

Director of Clinical Applications

Human Resources

Tina Norris, SHRM-CSP

Director of HR

Angela Fruth

Benefits Manager

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